Robert Redford

Charles Robert Redford Jr. (born August 18, 1936) is an American actor, director and activist. Throughout his career, he has won several film awards, including an Academy Award for Lifetime Achievement in 2002. He is also the founder of the Sundance Film Festival. In 2014, Time magazine named him one of the 100 most influential people in the world. In 2016, he was honored with a Presidential Medal of Freedom. Appearing on stage in the late 1950s, Redford's television career began in 1960, including an appearance on The Twilight Zone in 1962. He earned an Emmy nomination as Best Supporting Actor for his performance in The Voice of Charlie Pont (1962). His greatest Broadway success was as the stuffy newlywed husband of co-star Elizabeth Ashley's character in Neil Simon's Barefoot in the Park (1963). Redford made his film debut in War Hunt (1962). His role in Inside Daisy Clover (1965) won him a Golden Globe for the best new star. He starred alongside Paul Newman in Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969), which was a huge success and made him a major star. He had a critical and box office hit with Jeremiah Johnson (1972), and in 1973 he had the greatest hit of his career, the blockbuster crime caper The Sting, a re-union with Paul Newman, for which he was nominated for an Academy Award; that same year, he also starred opposite Barbra Streisand in The Way We Were. The popular and acclaimed All the President's Men (1976) was a landmark film for Redford. In the 1980s, ...

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A Bridge Too Far (1977)

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Operation Market Garden, September 1944. The Allies attempt to capture several strategically important bridges in the Netherlands in the hope of breaking the German lines.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Richard Attenborough
CAST:  Dirk Bogarde  •  James Caan  •  Michael Caine  •  Sean Connery

Operation Market Garden, September 1944. The Allies attempt to capture several strategically important bridges in the Netherlands in the hope of breaking the German lines.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Richard Attenborough
CAST:  Dirk Bogarde  •  James Caan  •  Michael Caine  •  Sean Connery

A River Runs Through It (1992)

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A River Runs Through is a cinematographically stunning true story of Norman Maclean. The story follows Norman and his brother Paul through the experiences of life and growing up, and how their love of fly fishing keeps them together despite varying life ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert Redford
CAST:  Brad Pitt  •  Craig Sheffer  •  Tom Skerritt  •  Brenda Blethyn

A River Runs Through is a cinematographically stunning true story of Norman Maclean. The story follows Norman and his brother Paul through the experiences of life and growing up, and how their love of fly fishing keeps them together despite varying life ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert Redford
CAST:  Brad Pitt  •  Craig Sheffer  •  Tom Skerritt  •  Brenda Blethyn

All the President's Men (1976)

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During the 1972 elections, two reporters' investigation sheds light on the controversial Watergate scandal that compels President Richard Nixon to resign from his post.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Alan J. Pakula
CAST:  Dustin Hoffman  •  Robert Redford  •  Jack Warden  •  Martin Balsam

During the 1972 elections, two reporters' investigation sheds light on the controversial Watergate scandal that compels President Richard Nixon to resign from his post.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Alan J. Pakula
CAST:  Dustin Hoffman  •  Robert Redford  •  Jack Warden  •  Martin Balsam

An Unfinished Life (2005)

Stoic and heartbroken, Einar Gilkyson quietly lives in the rugged Wyoming ranchlands alongside his only trusted friend, Mitch Bradley. One day, the woman he blames for the death of his only son arrives at his door broke, desperate and with a granddaughter he's ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Lasse Hallström
CAST:  Robert Redford  •  Jennifer Lopez  •  Morgan Freeman  •  Becca Gardner

Stoic and heartbroken, Einar Gilkyson quietly lives in the rugged Wyoming ranchlands alongside his only trusted friend, Mitch Bradley. One day, the woman he blames for the death of his only son arrives at his door broke, desperate and with a granddaughter he's ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Lasse Hallström
CAST:  Robert Redford  •  Jennifer Lopez  •  Morgan Freeman  •  Becca Gardner

Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969)

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In late 1890s Wyoming, Butch Cassidy is the affable, clever and talkative leader of the outlaw Hole in the Wall Gang. His closest companion is the laconic dead-shot 'Sundance Kid'. As the west rapidly becomes civilized, the law finally catches up to Butch, Sundance ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  George Roy Hill
CAST:  Paul Newman  •  Robert Redford  •  Katharine Ross  •  Strother Martin

In late 1890s Wyoming, Butch Cassidy is the affable, clever and talkative leader of the outlaw Hole in the Wall Gang. His closest companion is the laconic dead-shot 'Sundance Kid'. As the west rapidly becomes civilized, the law finally catches up to Butch, Sundance ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  George Roy Hill
CAST:  Paul Newman  •  Robert Redford  •  Katharine Ross  •  Strother Martin

Charlotte's Web (2006)

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Wilbur the pig is scared of the end of the season, because he knows that come that time, he will end up on the dinner table. He hatches a plan with Charlotte, a spider that lives in his pen, to ensure that this will never happen.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Gary Winick
CAST:  Julia Roberts  •  Steve Buscemi  •  John Cleese  •  Oprah Winfrey

Wilbur the pig is scared of the end of the season, because he knows that come that time, he will end up on the dinner table. He hatches a plan with Charlotte, a spider that lives in his pen, to ensure that this will never happen.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Gary Winick
CAST:  Julia Roberts  •  Steve Buscemi  •  John Cleese  •  Oprah Winfrey

Jeremiah Johnson (1972)

A mountain man who wishes to live the life of a hermit becomes the unwilling object of a long vendetta by Indians when he proves to be the match of their warriors in one-to-one combat on the early frontier.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Sydney Pollack
CAST:  Robert Redford  •  Will Geer  •  Delle Bolton  •  Josh Albee

A mountain man who wishes to live the life of a hermit becomes the unwilling object of a long vendetta by Indians when he proves to be the match of their warriors in one-to-one combat on the early frontier.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Sydney Pollack
CAST:  Robert Redford  •  Will Geer  •  Delle Bolton  •  Josh Albee

Legal Eagles (1986)

District Attorney Tom Logan is set for higher office, at least until he becomes involved with defence lawyer Laura Kelly and her unpredictable client Chelsea Deardon. It seems the least of Chelsea's crimes is the theft of a very valuable painting, but as the women ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ivan Reitman
CAST:  Robert Redford  •  Debra Winger  •  Daryl Hannah  •  Brian Dennehy

District Attorney Tom Logan is set for higher office, at least until he becomes involved with defence lawyer Laura Kelly and her unpredictable client Chelsea Deardon. It seems the least of Chelsea's crimes is the theft of a very valuable painting, but as the women ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ivan Reitman
CAST:  Robert Redford  •  Debra Winger  •  Daryl Hannah  •  Brian Dennehy

Ordinary People (1980)

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Beth, Calvin, and their son Conrad are living in the aftermath of the death of the other son. Conrad is overcome by grief and misplaced guilt to the extent of a suicide attempt. He is in therapy. Beth had always preferred his brother and is having difficulty being ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert Redford
CAST:  Donald Sutherland  •  Mary Tyler Moore  •  Judd Hirsch  •  Timothy Hutton

Beth, Calvin, and their son Conrad are living in the aftermath of the death of the other son. Conrad is overcome by grief and misplaced guilt to the extent of a suicide attempt. He is in therapy. Beth had always preferred his brother and is having difficulty being ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert Redford
CAST:  Donald Sutherland  •  Mary Tyler Moore  •  Judd Hirsch  •  Timothy Hutton

Out of Africa (1985)

Out of Africa tells the story of the life of Danish author Karen Blixen, who at the beginning of the 20th century moved to Africa to build a new life for herself. The film is based on the autobiographical novel by Karen Blixen from 1937.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Sydney Pollack
CAST:  Meryl Streep  •  Robert Redford  •  Klaus Maria Brandauer  •  Michael Kitchen

Out of Africa tells the story of the life of Danish author Karen Blixen, who at the beginning of the 20th century moved to Africa to build a new life for herself. The film is based on the autobiographical novel by Karen Blixen from 1937.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Sydney Pollack
CAST:  Meryl Streep  •  Robert Redford  •  Klaus Maria Brandauer  •  Michael Kitchen

Quiz Show (1994)

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Lawyer Richard Goodwin discovers that 'Twenty-One', a successful TV quiz show, is rigged and decides to expose the team behind the show.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert Redford
CAST:  John Turturro  •  Rob Morrow  •  Ralph Fiennes  •  Paul Scofield

Lawyer Richard Goodwin discovers that 'Twenty-One', a successful TV quiz show, is rigged and decides to expose the team behind the show.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert Redford
CAST:  John Turturro  •  Rob Morrow  •  Ralph Fiennes  •  Paul Scofield

Sneakers (1992)

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When shadowy U.S. intelligence agents blackmail a reformed computer hacker and his eccentric team of security experts into stealing a code-breaking 'black box' from a Soviet-funded genius, they uncover a bigger conspiracy. Now, he and his 'sneakers' must save ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Phil Alden Robinson
CAST:  Robert Redford  •  Sidney Poitier  •  Dan Aykroyd  •  David Strathairn

When shadowy U.S. intelligence agents blackmail a reformed computer hacker and his eccentric team of security experts into stealing a code-breaking 'black box' from a Soviet-funded genius, they uncover a bigger conspiracy. Now, he and his 'sneakers' must save ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Phil Alden Robinson
CAST:  Robert Redford  •  Sidney Poitier  •  Dan Aykroyd  •  David Strathairn

Spy Game (2001)

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On the day of his retirement, a veteran CIA agent learns that his former protégé has been arrested in China, is sentenced to die the next morning in Beijing, and that the CIA is considering letting that happen to avoid an international scandal.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tony Scott
CAST:  Robert Redford  •  Brad Pitt  •  Catherine McCormack  •  Stephen Dillane

On the day of his retirement, a veteran CIA agent learns that his former protégé has been arrested in China, is sentenced to die the next morning in Beijing, and that the CIA is considering letting that happen to avoid an international scandal.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tony Scott
CAST:  Robert Redford  •  Brad Pitt  •  Catherine McCormack  •  Stephen Dillane

Tell Them Willie Boy Is Here (1969)

While confronting the disapproving father of his girlfriend Lola, Native American man Willie Boy kills the man in self-defense, triggering a massive manhunt, led by Deputy Sheriff Christopher Cooper.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Abraham Polonsky
CAST:  Robert Redford  •  Katharine Ross  •  Robert Blake  •  Susan Clark

While confronting the disapproving father of his girlfriend Lola, Native American man Willie Boy kills the man in self-defense, triggering a massive manhunt, led by Deputy Sheriff Christopher Cooper.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Abraham Polonsky
CAST:  Robert Redford  •  Katharine Ross  •  Robert Blake  •  Susan Clark

The Candidate (1972)

Bill McKay is a candidate for the U.S. Senate from California. He has no hope of winning, so he is willing to tweak the establishment.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Ritchie
CAST:  Robert Redford  •  Peter Boyle  •  Melvyn Douglas  •  Don Porter

Bill McKay is a candidate for the U.S. Senate from California. He has no hope of winning, so he is willing to tweak the establishment.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Ritchie
CAST:  Robert Redford  •  Peter Boyle  •  Melvyn Douglas  •  Don Porter

The Electric Horseman (1979)

A former champion rodeo rider is reduced to using his saddle skills to promote a breakfast cereal in a gaudy Las Vegas show. When he's asked to perform with a $12 million horse that he discovers is being doped to remain docile, he flees into the desert astride the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Sydney Pollack
CAST:  Robert Redford  •  Jane Fonda  •  Valerie Perrine  •  Willie Nelson

A former champion rodeo rider is reduced to using his saddle skills to promote a breakfast cereal in a gaudy Las Vegas show. When he's asked to perform with a $12 million horse that he discovers is being doped to remain docile, he flees into the desert astride the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Sydney Pollack
CAST:  Robert Redford  •  Jane Fonda  •  Valerie Perrine  •  Willie Nelson

The Great Waldo Pepper (1975)

A biplane pilot who had missed flying in WWI takes up barnstorming and later a movie career in his quest for the glory he had missed.  (more)

DIRECTION:  George Roy Hill
CAST:  Robert Redford  •  Susan Sarandon  •  Geoffrey Lewis  •  Bo Svenson

A biplane pilot who had missed flying in WWI takes up barnstorming and later a movie career in his quest for the glory he had missed.  (more)

DIRECTION:  George Roy Hill
CAST:  Robert Redford  •  Susan Sarandon  •  Geoffrey Lewis  •  Bo Svenson

The Horse Whisperer (1998)

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Based on the novel by the same name from Nicholas Evans, the talented Robert Redford presents this meditative family drama set in the country side. Redford not only directs but also stars in the roll of a cowboy with a magical talent for healing.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert Redford
CAST:  Robert Redford  •  Kristin Scott Thomas  •  Sam Neill  •  Scarlett Johansson

Based on the novel by the same name from Nicholas Evans, the talented Robert Redford presents this meditative family drama set in the country side. Redford not only directs but also stars in the roll of a cowboy with a magical talent for healing.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert Redford
CAST:  Robert Redford  •  Kristin Scott Thomas  •  Sam Neill  •  Scarlett Johansson

The Legend of Bagger Vance (2000)

World War I has left golfer Rannulph Junuh a poker-playing alcoholic, his perfect swing gone. Now, however, he needs to get it back to play in a tournament to save the financially ravaged golf course of a long-ago sweetheart. Help arrives in the form of mysterious ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert Redford
CAST:  Bruce McGill  •  Joel Gretsch  •  J. Michael Moncrief  •  Wilbur Fitzgerald

World War I has left golfer Rannulph Junuh a poker-playing alcoholic, his perfect swing gone. Now, however, he needs to get it back to play in a tournament to save the financially ravaged golf course of a long-ago sweetheart. Help arrives in the form of mysterious ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert Redford
CAST:  Bruce McGill  •  Joel Gretsch  •  J. Michael Moncrief  •  Wilbur Fitzgerald

The Sting (1973)

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Set in the 1930s this intricate caper deals with an ambitious small-time crook and a veteran con man who seek revenge on a vicious crime lord who murdered one of their gang.  (more)

DIRECTION:  George Roy Hill
CAST:  Paul Newman  •  Robert Redford  •  Robert Shaw  •  Charles Durning

Set in the 1930s this intricate caper deals with an ambitious small-time crook and a veteran con man who seek revenge on a vicious crime lord who murdered one of their gang.  (more)

DIRECTION:  George Roy Hill
CAST:  Paul Newman  •  Robert Redford  •  Robert Shaw  •  Charles Durning
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